How to spot spam accounts on Instagram

When it comes to Instagram I have a number of rules to keep my account in good standing order, because we are living in a world where bots are taking over the world.

I block and report any account I think is a spam account, having gone on a massive block well spam today I know not all of them are going to be spam accounts but they did look a little fishy.

My first rule when it comes to spam accounts is, if it has under twenty posts and following more than a thousand people and has less than hundred followers it is probably a spam account. So you might get a couple of likes out of it, or even a follow but at the end of the day it’s dead weight and be nothing more than a dead account, thus bringing down you engagement rate. There are of course exceptions but that’s a judgment call on your part. I tend to go through all the likes and all my followers once a day to check for accounts that fit what I’ve described, I have around five hundred followers so it is easy to do this, if I had more it probably be a lot harder but for now this works.

My other rule is checking the photos which accounts post, often spam accounts post the same photo over and over again, it just to keep the account online, as if you follow loads and like loads without posting much then you are flagged my Instagram, I got locked out of an account in the past for doing as so.

Some spam accounts almost look like real, they follow a lot, they have a descent amount of photos, they have a bio and even have a lot of followers but they are dead wait, check the dates of when the photos are posted and check who follow them, if they are spam accounts, most likely that account is either buying fake follows or is a spam account too.

Now I just blocked an account while writing this who doesn’t fit my rules. The account has about five thousand followers, they all like okay accounts, he is following three thousand (not sure why that is far too messy) but it happens. However he had two photos posted both of which had three thousand likes on them, and half a dozen comments, most of which are generic. To me at first glance it looked real but the guy had clearly brought followers and/or likes to make his account look better.

So my advice, look for bad followers/ following ratio, but only if the accounts are following more than a thousand, everyone has to start somewhere. Look for accounts which have loads of likes but barely any comments on their posts, look for accounts which haven’t posted anything but like and follow thousands of accounts, look for accounts which post repetitive photos, look for accounts who tag the same accounts over and over again either in the captions or in their bio.

Blocking people is not a bad thing especially when they are spam accounts. I think I have around three hundred people blocked on my account, who have either followed me or liked me, some of them you can tell by the user name, often a bunch of letters and numbers mixed together, or the profile picture is an Instagram icon, that is a popular option amongst spam accounts, no icon doesn’t mean a spam account, so be carful when on blocking sprees.

I could have over eight hundred followers however I would prefer five hundred real ones and know they will actually engage in my photos rather than just dead accounts which do nothing. To have a successful account you need it to be credible.

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What to use when you post on Instagram

A few weeks ago I deleted my 40K+ Instagram account, why? One reason, well one main reason I had become obsessed with having a high number of followers that I didn’t care how real or fake they really were. I still had around a thousand accounts blocked because it was clear they were there to spam me, and that irritated me, however the rest of the fake followers didn’t bother me, until one day. I got rid of the account and started again, as of the 21st April, when I am writing this at 16:34 I have 330 followers and I follow 154 people. I don’t really do the whole for follow for a follow unless I actually like their accounts, however I tend to like a bunch of photos if they ask for a follow in the comment section, and I just either don’t reply the comment, or I say I just liked a bunch of things.

Since I started my new account I have blocked rather a lot of spam accounts. However I am still having a following that is growing every day. Now I will be honest, I have used bots, but it’s just to get started, I am not to be prepared to pay for anything because it is only Instagram. I recommend using Gramto for a month. It Is free for a month so you might as well make the most of it, what it does is follows, likes and comments for you, every half an hour or so, depending on the speed you set it. Personally the commenting function seems to have the best results, I have a rather generic comment which is something like ‘Super cool photo, keep doing an awesome job.’ Or something like that.  I can’t really remember it. Now as well as this I make sure I put something on my story every day, whether a photo or me or some random quote, it might seem pointless but gives you more of a chance to be notice.

Another thing in which I do, is tagging and hashtags, now this is something which can be a little annoying, but it managed to get me having over forty likes on my photo just a couple weeks in to having my accounts, with little or not work. I mean my account is growing with little or not work, to be quite honest. Now my account is mainly travel, but does have a music element to them, I think I will try harder to take nicer photos at music concerts, because I have seemed to done rather a poor job, up until now.

Moving back to hashtags, on my IPad I have a list of tags which are directly related to accounts which repost. Now I haven’t been reposted by any of these accounts, but each of the accounts that repost have hundreds of thousands of followers meaning this hashtags are checked by quite a lot of people, these are if you have a travel blog, this is what the post is going to be about, and maybe I’ll do something about bloggers and music in the future, but for now it is just travel. So here they are.

#WorldCaptures #BeautifulDestinations #PassionPassport #WorldPlaces #TravelStoke #TravelAwesome #DarlingWeekend #LoveTheWorld #ABMTravelBug #AweSupply #ForbesTravelGuide #TopEuropePhoto #MeetTheWorld #DameTraveler

 

Now I have been given mixed advice when it comes to how many hashtags you should use, and it ranges from using all thirty, to only using between eleven and fifteen. My average hashtags though is actually 15.6 per post. I use this app called Command which rates a whole bunch of things, but I’ll come back to the app in a minute. My travel posts tend to have the full thirty hashtags, while everything else is a lot lower. However on a travel post, nearly all the time I use those tags, this is a recent addition to my feed and as soon as I started adding it to previous posts, I was gaining likes.

Now other tags that I’ll use depend on the city where the photo is placed, sometimes I strip them from a website, in this case a website called ‘The Hostel Girl’ actually where the first set of tags are from as well, so I owe a lot to her. Now the only tags I actually used where for Budapest, and the posts are actually in a queue at the moment and therefore have not been posted. I don’t use them all because some of them are a little too cluttered. Actually I just remembered I added them to my Barcelona posts, and started gaining a number of likes once they were on my post. Here are the ones are used for Barcelona

#IgersCatalunya #IgersBCNb #ClikCat #CatalunyaExperience  #Loves_Barcelona  #DescobreixCatalunya #CatalunyaGrafias  #Ig_Catalonia #IgersSpain  #Gf_Spain  #HuntgramSpain

Now most of the cities ones are really similar, but you change catalunya to say like London, or Paris or whatever else, and change Spain to say England, or France and so on. I personally think thirty is far too many hashtags, and do actually think my average is about right, however sometimes it is closer to thirty and some time it is a hell of a lot less. I would go to Hostel Girl, because I only picked some of the tags out I didn’t use them all.

Another thing which is kind of helpful especially if you are travel blogs, is tagging, all the first set of tags are connected to accounts. Now I don’t really have a list of people I tag, but I do have a number of go to’s, all which I found by simply typing in the city I was in followed by travel or repost or something along those lines, I feel like it is important to find your own travel Instagram’s to tag rather than giving you a list, because every person’s account is different.

This now ties in to the app ‘Command’ which I mentioned above. The app doesn’t really do much in terms of giving attention to your account attention however it does make you think about things that you need to change. This app basically rates your account in a number of things, I current have an A- from this app, which I am pleased to say, I know one of my lower marks is something which will improve over time, and the other one I didn’t even think about and I am now going to add it to what I need to do to make my account better.

Your account is rated on eleven things and you will revived a grade between A+ and F, not everything on the list you need to care about but I feel like it probably best to try and get an A+ in all of them. The categories are as followed and my little summary about my tips.

Followers Count

Well this is clear, it is how many followers you have, now I current have a low number, only three hundred or so and therefore have been given a D+ in this section.  This is the main section and the app will give you a little tip once clicking on the grade, telling you that the rest of the sections will tell you how to gain more followers, and I sort of agree, mainly not solely but with a combination of using Gramto, tagging accounts, using hashtags for accounts which then repost, and liking, commenting and following other accounts, and staying active will help increase this grade in no time.

Ratio

This is the amount of accounts following you, compared to how many you followed. Mine is currently 2.1 : 1 which basically means for every two accounts that follow me, I follow one. I have a C for this section, but my tip would be trying to keep the amount of accounts you follow user thousand, I have been known to block accounts which have less than twenty post, follow over a thousand people and have barely any followers. I know everyone has to start somewhere but when you are starting out I think it is important that you don’t follow that many accounts as many user will be put off your account if the ratio is too bad.

Engagement Rate

My engagement is at around 19.045% which is very high in the Instagram world, anything higher than ten percent is brilliant. I have an A+ in this section. So what I should be aiming for at the moment is that I am getting thirty people to like or comment on every one of your posts, but if you use my tips above that shouldn’t be that hard to get. Say you have a thousand followers but you are still getting likes under hundred, check through the followers and make sure none of them are spam accounts, yes you lose followers but it makes your account look better in the long run. Spam accounts normally have only a few posts, often the same things, have low follow account, but follow a lot of people, sometimes they are private, which are a little harder to spot, which is where my over a thousand following rule came around. If your engagement is still not increasing try making sure you use some editing apps, and make them look a little more professional, I don’t use that many apps, my go to are YouCam Make Up, YouCam Perfect and then Photogrid. Command recommends MuseCam and SnapSeed but I have never used them, so don’t know. Following professional photographs is sometimes a good idea to get some inspo, and make reposting, and giving credit to their work is another way to get some likes and comments on your post.

Likes Engagement Rate

Like the section above you want this at amount 10%, mine is at around 17% so is high, also giving me a grade F, I will go into more detail below, but check that your likes are from real accounts as well as your followers, if everything is real then this should be at around ten percent, granted the bigger following account the less your engagement will be, it always seems to be this way. When I had 40K I was getting around five percent engagement rate.

Comments to Likes Ratio

Also have an A+ in this, I get about 0.104 comments for every 1 like, so you clearly don’t need that much comment compared to likes. You don’t want like a thousand likes and then no comments, because it probably means that those that liked your posts are robots, so again go through your likes and check how real the accounts are, you want real likers and real followers if you want a good account. I didn’t have it on my last account, which just meant that it was quite a lonely account, all about getting followers and not about anything else. It was vain and a stupid idea.

Post Frequency

I have an A+ in this as well, this app I am using gives a few tips and says if you can produce five high quality photos every day, then post five photos but equally don’t just post five times because you have five okay photos, make sure they are of good quality. I know not every photo on my account is of high quality, I often explain this in the caption and say that I like how it is framed or it is just a great moment that I wanted to share. I use this app called Buffer, which means that I can queue my posts up (Only nine at a time for the free version) which means it is easier to edit posts when I have time and then just queue up posts so that they are frequent. Personally I would say three times a day, eight hours apart is a good amount. That’s what I do, and it means that it can post while I sleep and I can wake and see if my hashtags are working, and if it’s not then I try something else on the next post.

Hashtags

I’ve spoken about this a lot and therefore I think this need to be short. I mentioned my tags per post and I actually have a B using this apps grading system, I am happy with that, I don’t think I need to clutter my posts with hashtags jut for the sake of an app, I get good interaction and that’s the important thing. I might try and get it a little higher, to twenty but any more seems a little pointless.

Location Tags

Tagging locations, especially when you are a travel blog is so so so important. At the time of writing this posts every one of my Instagram post had a location on them (I have a couple lined up which are taken at home which currently don’t have any location on because I know I will clutter up the location area, because I live in such a small area.) I have an a+ on this too, I would keep post at home untagged with location, but everything else I think it fine, and I feel like you should take full advantage of this option.

User Tags

I talked a bit about this a little up the page, I have about 1.962 tags per post, which leads me with a D- I am currently going through and tagging more, because I feel like this is actually a useful thing to do. If you are wearing a pair of shoes from Nike, tag them in, if you are watching Ed Sheeran, tag him in. Yes they are big companies, and most of the time it might not help at all, but some obscure brands might repost you, which means more followers in the future.

Captions

Because I use the free version of Buffer it means that I can’t put my hashtags in the first comment, id I watch the post get posted I often switch the tags to the first comments as quick as I can, otherwise I use leave it as so, this means my average caption score is 200.538 characters, this actually leads me with an A-, I will sort this out at some point, but for the comment I am to going to write long and lengthy pieces on my photos, It is something I recommend because people will more likely comment if you grab their emotions, however if you put the tags it brings your score up, if that’s all you care about.

Photo Orientation

I have an F for this and I only thought about it a couple of hours ago, because honestly it makes a lot of sense. You see most people square their Instagram post, that’s how it is set up, even if you take a portrait photo or a landscape photo most people edit it so that it is in a square. This is talking about portrait photos, once longer than they are wide. How on your profile it doesn’t mean much of a difference however in the timeline having more portrait photos can actually help. You see although on your profile it will only show a square. On the time like it shows the whole thing, which means that if it is a long photo it will take up more space, and appear larger, thus you actually might get more likes out of this. It is something that never crossed my mind, but I think it is something that really could make a different.

 

Now this is very long, and I am sorry for this, but I will try and do these sorts of things a lot more, and make them a lot shorter, I will talk about the apps I use in a little more detail but I hope this helps.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review

To be fair I wasn’t going to move this over from my other blog because frankly I wanted to review things which weren’t really well known, but then again I thought it would be a waste not to move i over and frankly as you guys probably have notice I have a huge obsession with Harry Potter so I felt like this needs to be on here wheather it is popular or not.

As you know or you don’t, Harry Potter it was the first book series I wanted to read, you see I suffer from dyslexia and I also have his thing that I should try anything that I know I am going to fail at, enter this thing called reading. When I first got into the Harry Potter series my mum use to read them to me, she did this up to the fifth book. I also had the audio books and I use to follow the words. It takes me about thirty minutes to read the first Harry Potter because of the audio books having in away brainwashed me over the years and I can simply scan the books without really looking and I know the words.

The reason I am saying all this is because my dream is to be a film producer (the ones who cast and get all the funding for the film. My parents are both accountants and they always joke about how even though I am determined not to follow there route I still what a job where I have to deal with budgets) I didn’t watch the first or the seven film in the cinema no idea why I just know I didn’t. Harry Potter made me interested in the making of a film, the behind the scenes aspects. I’ve probably watched the special features as many times as the films them selves so to say the least I was really excited for an eighth Harry Potter book.

The good thing about this, is for people like me who struggle with reading having it in play format is perfect it makes it easier to read each word rather than having a blurry mess of words which the other Harry Potter books have caused. I have studied Drama in the past so I am use to this sort of format, my brother no so much. It annoyed him a little he is far more academic than I am, he actually enjoys reading and although he has done a bit of acting in the past, but he is not use to this format. I do agree this story lacked the detail that it needed, the reason Shakespeare works so well is because it is beautifully written and has plenty of detail. This script lacked it and due to a thin story it doesn’t come across as well. Then again I shouldn’t really compared one of the greatest writers to Harry Potter but then I can be a drama snob. Well I can be a snob full stop.

The next bit contains spoilers. There are parts of this story really well planned out, the friendship between Albus, and Scorpio is probably a better friendship than the original trio. Although I understand Ron and Hermione fighting all the time, that does tend to happen to people who are trying to remain friends but clearly like each other. Most of the time it was over being jealous of someone. That being said Harry and Ron’s friendship annoys me at two points, the first being Ron spends weeks hating Harry for thinking that he put his name in the goblet of fire, yet he believe Harry at once for Voldemort return and he walks away from Harry and Hermione in the last book. He also believes Harry is not the heir of Slytherin. Those three things I think are all related and well Ron does one, then he does the opposite, then he goes back again. If they were really best friends then I doubt it would be so all over the place. It might have been jealously though. See that was the redeeming quality of this book the bad points are long.

The whole concept of the time thing just seemed really pointless and also broke rules which JK Rowling had already set out. The Time Turner doesn’t change time because after all it has already happened. If that makes sense Harry even says that in the third book. So these two boys go back and change the past which has broken one of the main rules that were already set out. It’s really annoyed me and thus made the whole book more like a bad fan fiction. The whole Voldemort having a daughter just seemed cliché as fuck.

There were nice moments sure, but you have that even in the pile of crap of Fifty shades of grey (which let’s be honest is a book about stalking) the plot was weak and almost needed the detail which the books have, maybe just maybe it would have been decent then rather than wtf is happening. Anyway it’s poor in harry potter terms but better than some of the crap theses days so gets a 3/5

I originally gave this a two but I think that was just the incail shock about how bad it was frankly it is not bad, it is simply average in my opinon.

How to Survive Your Twenties?

 

My first point is travel, now some people may say you have years and years to do this but in your twenties you are not expected to be ranking it in so working in a bar in a different country is not such a bad thing, go see the world because after all you only live once and when you are in your twenties you have reached the peak of your althtic ability so you can enjoy the world a lot more. My grandmother has been traveling the world since she retired but there are certain things she struggles with that maybe if she had been young she would be able to see full.
The second thing I would like to say is about work. Now I’ve never really had a job, I actually got my first job during the summer which waitressing, it was just twice a week but it was something. Any ways carringing on, I think a lot of people stress so much about getting a job, now of course don’t be one of those people sitting on there are expecting a really well paid job to come to you but equally don’t stress about not finding something. You may have a degree, you may not but find something you enjoy and that’s what is important because most people in there twenties find a job and that’s the job they have for the next fourth something years. Like my dad at the age of thirty got a job, and he has the same job twenty one years later, he doesn’t really like it but it is a really well paid job for not doing much, so basically make sure that everything lines up.
My third point is relationships, now I live with a girl who wanted a baby and eighteen, two years later I think she would be so happy if she had a kid now, her boyfriend probably wouldn’t as he is very get a job and be careful. Now I am a little old fashioned when it comes to kids, I think you should do the whole getting married, get a house and then have a kid and honestly think more people should be doing this. Yes a lot of people have kids in there early twenties but you are losing a lot of time where you can figure out what you want and how you want to be. Now before I get some bitch complaining about I just want a kid. You can still have that bloody kid just have some time when you are out of education when you have no strings to do something different, don’t get out of school or college or uni or whatever else and then have a kid. Yes you maybe happy and everything, the kid maybe your world but I honestly think you should be using your twenties to be selfish.
Experiment, this is my finally point. Sure you could try a gay relationship, you could try a straight one. You could try a legal high drug (I am not going to condone taking anything illegal but legal highs are just as good) change your hair colour, try and learn an instrument and most importantly fall in and out of relationships like no body knows. Everyone one of those things are important and can make you in to a better more rounded person, so don’t just get out of school and grab the first thing you see look around and see what the world has to offer you, and make sure you have fun because after all your twenties create the person you are, and you would rather be positive than negative.

Severus Snape and the Marauders Review

Maybe I am one of the harsher people in the world or maybe I just love Harry Potter a little too much. Around a year ago something which I believe is honestly magical and brilliant was released by a company called Broad Strokes Productions. This story was written by Justin Zagri and directed by him and it was produced by Liana Minassian. I am a strong believer that they need a huge amount of credit when it comes to this product.

If I knew very little about Harry Potter I would give this a five out of five no issue because for one thing, the story is written well, for a kickerstarter film the special affects are great the acting is better than that of hollywood films and it is the story that many fans have been craving for. Like I’ve said I am a huge fan on Harry Potter so I am probably the worst person to talk about this film.

My first issue with this was the fact that our characters were in what appeared to be a muggle bar drinking what appears to be muggle alcohol. Now I get it, I am an inspiring film producer and I know that trying to creat the atomospher of a wizard area would cost more than they could probably afford. Thing like butter beer, which although is described as “That stuff’s not strong” does contain alcohol in it. I would just preferred to see them drink something which looked more than just coke and orange juice and I think one looked like beer, but I cant quite remember.

Now going back to the muggle area, I am saying it is a muggle pub due to the fact that Snape was using Oblivate on the bar man everytime he asked for ID, something which seems a little trival when it comes to the world of Harry Potter. I just don’t think that the Marauders would actively choose a pub ran by muggle. James and Sirus were both pure bloods so they would have very little connection with muggles, I mean look at the Weasley other than I think the twins who went to show off some card tricks to a pretty girl who worked in the post offic they had very little connection with muggles. The Weaslys didnt really mix its muggles but they had no issue with them. I just don’t think they would celebrate finishing school in that environment when you had plenty of wizard pubs up and down the country. They did try to fix this issue by saying it was Lily’s favourite.

The good part of that scene however almost tears as it reflected the movies and books, some of the words used made me think about Harry and even Neville’s choice of words when describing what the DA was meant to do and honestly that was greatly appreciated as a huge fan, so thank you for writing that. The scene was very touching how they were talking about how they have to fight and how someone of them wouldnt make it, that the fact they would have to fight people they know and their friends.

At the end of the scene Snape walks into where James, Sirus, Peter and Remus are and they apparate and appear in an open space.

I would like to say that I fall into the category of where I believe that James and Snape were as bad as each other when it came to one another, I do however have a lot of respect for James, they same can’t be said about Snape. That was another issue with this film.

James and Sirus were thought to be some of the best as magic and everything else surrounding in there year, might have been better than most in the school yet James needs to have Sirus, Petter and Remus to help him dual with Snape. Don’t get me wrong I think in the twenty years from when they left hogwarts to when Snape had that dual with Mcgonagall in the seventh film he learnt how to be better than James or Sirus ever were. I don’t believe at the age of eighteen that he would be able to take on all four of them. In the two years that had past from his worst memory where Snape was hung upside down by James and Sirus, he could do very little against two of them. Now unless he had some serious (Haha Serious like Sirus) death eater training during his summer holidays there is no way that in two years he could go from barely being able to defend himself against two people to be able to match four people.

I would have also liked to see James a little more cocky and arrogant, he’s he had some lovely sides to him but I would have like to see that shown when fighting  Snape. I would have liked to see him toy with him, make it look like he is going to be hit then at the last second block it. The only person who I believe they got perfectly in terms of personality was Peter, he was the last to jump in and help and I have a lot of respect of the actors mannerisms because they were down to a tee. Sirus was a very close second, then Remus, then Snape and lastly James. Lilly wasn’t in it enough for me to make a comment about her she appears really at the end and I felt though she looked perfect her and Snape’s relasionship had broken down by the end of school so felt the hug was a little out of place.

Going off topic a little, although this is done brilliant and I love the story and writing, the way it is shot. The acting i top knocked as well it is the fact that I am a huge fan that I cannot mark this high because it doesn’t fit with the characters that have already been built over the past twenty years and that is the only reason I am giving this a 3.5 out of 5.

If wasn’t a fan it would be five stars but I am the mean judge when the Harry Potter world is in play.

Watch it on YouTube. It is only twenty five miniutes of your life. There is also one made by the same people called the Greater Good, but the acting is not quite up to standard, guy who plays Abe is brilliant though.

Hope you liked reading. Here is the cast, how perfect do they look?

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Update

I understand that my blog is a little all over the place, so I’m going to try and straight it out, first off I am going to try and poet between two and three times a week, and I aim to post on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Monday’s will be a beauty posts, about my hair, or beauty products I use, this will includes things like how to take the best selfies and how to find the best lighting and so on, will also include tips about my Instagram account which is approaching fifty thousand followers (RosalynBurgess) it also may have information about new workout programs that I am trying, basically about anything that has an impact product wise on my life. Wednesday I will be doing reviews, this won’t be done every week as some weeks I’m a little busy, to start with it probably be things which have been out for a while but I adore. Finally Fridays will be more lifestyle posts, such as what’s going on with my life and so on, I am currently writing a book at the moment so may post a few chapters.

Thank you for reading, hope you have a wonderful day, and to end this little post I would like to say being proud of your body doesn’t make you a slut, here is me and I love who I am.

Here’s me being me, and very vain.

Time’s Up or Shut Up?

Now, before i get bashed I wanted to tell you a little story before I go into why I think this way. You see a number of years ago, I was dating this guy, he was horrible I didn’t even tell my parents about it, since we broke up I’ve seen him a handful of times and never have the meetings gone that well. He is the reason I sometimes think i’m aromantic, because words like love seem to make me feel shite.  Going on he abused me sexually, verbally and hit me a couple of times, I never reported him because after we broke up, I confronted him and I have never felt so empowered in my life, i didn’t feel the need to ruin his life because ultimately it was child actions and it made me a better person and I didn’t want to go through questions and a trial.

I was fifteen when it happened, and I was seventeen when I managed to fight back, I am not going to lie I got a little violent but I feel like I had a right, I’ve never heard of him doing anything like he did for me, so maybe he learnt, maybe he got better, but the thing is the hitting he could never explain but the touching me he thought i wanted, I never said no and so he did what he wanted until I pushed him away., unable to read the fact that I had been frozen, maybe I’m too nice or maybe I’m an idiot but he couldn’t know what was going through my mind if i didn’t react to what he was doing. I don’t take much about this situation, I actually to most say I’ve never been abused and don’t understand how drunken woman get in to those situations. This goes in to my first point.

I’ve met four people in my life who have told me they were sexually abused in some way or another, two of the stories contain people who were minors at the time and thus I don’t think it is really something you can get out of unless there are not much in your ages. One i do not know the dealies of it, I wasn’t close to the girl but she was dating a friend of mine and he told me, and was asking for my advice how to deal with someone who has been through that trama, the last was a guy, who had been raped by his girlfriend (Technically Sexual assault as the UK claim woman can’t rape for some bullshite reason) All four of theses people went to the police and reported the crimes, the two minors got the adult behind bars for life, the girl, again I don’t know much about the situation but i don’t believe it was a long prison sentence, as it wasn’t rape. The third, well his girlfriend got four years, because yeah the law is bullshite. So everyone I know has been lucky and has got some sort of justice, so that’s why I have an issue with people who ask for punishment of those they never reporte and would much rather have a jury of the press than a real one.

Moving on, my brother is at university and I didn’t know what sort of guy he was with girls when he started talking to someone about all the sexual assaults which seem to happen at university with a friend of his. He was talking how they were being taken advantage while drunk in nightclubs and the whole this disgusted him, i didn’t say anything, i just stood there thinking how they hell do people get in those situations? Harsh I know. I will tell you what I have never had any unwanted attention from males, if I wanted attention I make myself look like I want attention, short dresses, large cleavage and the over the top laughing while playing with my hair.

My friends always call me a slut because of a moment which happened one time, we walked into a club and I must have been there for less than a minute before this guy came up to me, we talked for about two seconds before making out, naturally i walked away from him the moment the kiss ended to return to my friends, but it’s something which people love to laugh about. I got a reputation of being a bit of a slut, but the thing is whenever I told a guy no, or I don’t want to, or said sorry I’m dating someone, or whatever else, they stopped. While at university I probably slept with around ten people, and probably went home with another five, who I just shared a bed with and did not impose of my personal space. I actually broke down crying one time after having sex because I realised I was just trying to fill a void, but the guy didn’t rape me or sexually assault me, he was unaware of how i was filling until that moment.

They say one in five woman are sexually assaulted in their lives, and I’m part of that one, but they also say once you have been sexually assaulted once, you are more likely to have it again. I was never inporaitly touched, kissed, looked out or whatever else you want to say while at university, no matter how drunk I was, how slutty I looked or how much flirting i did. Did I just pick out the good guys? Was I just lucky? I just find it very hard to believe that in all my drunken nights I have never come across a guy that wish to rape me or whatever else. In fact while at uni, I think I heard a total of six stories about such things. There could have have been more, that remained unreported, I think one of the seix stories turned out to be a lie. I think more people died from drugs and alcohol than were raped while I was at uni.

So my point? I didn’t report my assault because I felt like I got the justice myself, the guy has not done anything since, and the first time we dated (When I was around eighteen) He was pretty close to perfect, the last couple of times I have seen him we were just being childish and engaged rather rude words but he didn’t so much as touch me. I felt like I kicked him in the butt and got him to change with my threats and that was enough for me, as I didn’t want to waste money or a trial that would probably end in probation.

Why I have an issue with this moment, for a number of reasons. The first you have people like Orpha and Merly who clearly knew things like rape and sexual assault were going on and said nothing, and now are being seen as heros as they pretend to take theses men down (Just like to add has anyone actually been arrested yet, or is this CHris Brown all over again?) The second a lot of theses people who have claimed theses attacks, are either up and coming and no one has ever heard of them, or they just jump on credible claims and try to make sure they are apart of this movement. Thirdly, not a single person as been arresset, which means a number of things, theses woman, tens if not hundreds of woman didn’t go to the police. I know that’s hypocritical of me to say that, but as I explained I’m over it and reading some of theses reports theses woman are most certainly not, and the men in question have done it over and over and over again.

The only person who I think has justice out of all theses people? Angelina Jolie, when she told Brad Pitt and he went after Harvey. To me she is the only person that actually did something when she was affected by something so horrible, to me she did the right thing. Yes it wasn’t a report, yes she didn’t publically state it but sometimes justice for yourself is enough and maybe she thought he had stopped after that, maybe she didn’t know the full extent of what he had done. With the amount of people coming out stating stuff had happened I find it strange that no one of the accused is behind bars, and that Hollywood are simply just going through the motions and in a number of years this will be forgotten, look at woody allen.

So in theory the Time’s Up movement is nice, but who’s time is actually up because while looking from the outside I don’t see anyone’s life truly ruined, so they can’t get movies? Well, they have enough money that they don’t ever actually have to work again. You can say Time’s Up but until actually people face the consequences and it’s not just bullshite things like sex rebah and awards being taken away, this movement is completely and utterly pointless and showcases the utmost hypocrisy that lies in Hollywood.